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A list of resources for any and everything that vintage boat owners need. Propellers, engines, spares, timber, fastenings, outboards, instruments, portholes, cleats, caulking irons, etc. etc. 
This page depends on members contributing by e-mailing the webmaster. (mike@phillipsweb.co.uk). Please help - thanks!


Chandlery

Spliced Mooring Lines: Properly spliced-in loops in twisted or plaited rope can be done to order by Penton Hook Marina Chandlery (provided you buy the rope there) for a small fee that is donated to the RNLI.

Industrial Fastenings (Brass screws, copper nails etc):  Quality Suppliers Ltd., Unit 3 Hersham Trading estate Walton 01932 - 248831

Nuts, Bolts, Studs, Screws (all threads): Jones Industrial Fasteners, 103 Brighton Road, Surbiton KT6 Tel 0208 390 4818


Hoods, Covers, Upholstery

Hoods, Covers, Upholstery, Trimmings to immaculate standards (he is a top vintage car restorer) :
Brian Purves, Applegarth, Holtye Road, East Grinstead, Sussex. 01342 315065 Also has his own Chrome Plating Factory, and will probably restore engines if asked. (I highly recommend Brian as I have known him personally for a long time - Webmaster)


Hull and General

Chrome Plating:  C.M.A. at 5 Gordon Road, Ashford Middx. 01784 -252694

Brass castings: "Bullets" on the Molesey Trading estate.Somewhere down Poole Road be it Hersham, Molesey or Walton

 


Engines & Machinery

Propellers, prop repairs, shafts, stern gear, repairs, brass and bronze fittings and fixings, and much more:
T. Norris Ltd of Isleworth.  6 Wood Lane Isleworth  Tel: 0208 560 3453  www.tnorrismarine.co.uk 

Perkins spares: Volspec Ltd. Woodrolfe Rd., Tollesbury, Essex CM9 8SE  Tel: 01621 869756 (also Volvo Penta)

Ailsa Craig engines and spares: Dr Robert Kisch (formerly owner and director of Ailsa Craig Ltd.) has a website at:  www.ailsacraigengines.co.uk

BMC, Leyland, Newage, engine & gearbox spares: (was Tempest Diesel) AMC Diesel Engineering Ltd., Hall Lane, Longton, PRESTON PR4 5ZD, Lancs   Tel 01772 613003

Valves, Guides etc. made to pattern: Reids Upset Forgings Ltd, Unit 22, 74 Earlsdon Street, Coventry CV5 6EJ.
Tel 024 76 676119

Valve Springs made up: Paul Savage, Ballinar, Samboume Lane, Sambourne, Redditch, B96 6PH.
Tel 01527 521666

Regrinding/remetalling of bearings & journals; valve seats, etc.: CK Motor Engineers, Coronation Road, Cressex Industrial Estate, High Wvcombe HP12 3RP, Tel 01494 530909

Ball bearings, etc.: Bearing Services Ltd, Unit C, Perram Works, Merrow Industrial Estate, Guildford, Surrey.
Tel 01483 569350

Starter Motor Spares: D H Day. Aldrans, Church Hill, Wroughton, Swindon, Wilts SN4 9JR.
Tel 01793 812323

(The last 5 taken from Stuart Wilkinson's excellent article in the Autumn 2001 "Boater" magazine)


Services

Boat Surveys: Tony McGrail  Tel 01202 749 727. Tony was a TVBC member for several years and owned the ADLS vessel "Lazy Days" amongst other boats.

Boat Safety Scheme Examiner: Roger Downer  has done many club boats (including two of mine) and takes a sensible and realistic approach to the problems that vintage boat owners face. Tel: 01483 202 419 Mob: 07860 636 821

The Thames Vintage Boat Club's own resources  

Engines and Engine Manuals for owners of Traditional Boats
www.ThamesTradEngines.org.uk
 

"Is there an old boat engine lurking unloved and unused in the corner of your life? Don't let things get to the point where you are obliged to dump it, there is a way of finding it a good home. We run a service which puts those seeking a traditional engine in touch with those who wish to get rid of one. We store engines which we are given, and list on our website those for which the owner would like some money. The TVBC gets a donation from us on a direct sale, and we ask the seller to make a donation on an indirect sale. At the moment we are not seeing many "new" engines coming onto the website, but we know they are out there, very probably taking up space which could be useful for something else.
Have a look at our website
www.ThamesTradEngines.org.uk  and let us know what you need to move on to a good home.

BMC diesels: am I the last person to know that you can buy brand new BMC diesels, 1.5 and 1.8s, with gearbox, made in India and Turkey respectively? I was speaking at the RNLI rally at Kingston to a man who has installed several, and could put interested parties in touch. 

Books & Manuals

Our collection of engine manuals is growing, and we have both parts and overhaul manuals for most of the Morris Navigator variants as well as the Vedette, P3, R3, P5, P6 and P55 Stuart Turner engines, and many others.

Would you let us have some information? Could you run us off a photocopy of any manuals you may have for any older engines not listed above? We are happy to pay for the copying and they could help other boating nuts in the future.
Regards,
--
Stuart Wilkinson
 and Guy Cook."

Contact Guy Cook on (Email) cookie@ntlworld.com or (Phone) 07855 942119


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